Citronella essential oil comes from Cymbopogon winterianus (citronella) which is native to Indonesia, where it has been used in insect sprays and soaps for thousands of years. It’s also closely related to Lemongrass.
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon winterianus
Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Leaves Aromatic
Scent: Citronella Oil has a perfect citrus, lemon scent, though it’s not nearly as strong as actual lemon. Citronella also has a hint of wood undertones.
Blends Well With: Pine, Orange, Lavender, Cedarwood, Lemon, Geranium
The best protection against pesky insects? Citronella! This powerful essential oil will keep them at bay. Apply this natural remedy to help you enjoy spending time outside without being pestered by annoying pests like mosquitoes, black flies and other bugs that love hanging around campgrounds during summertime events. Citronella can also be used as an all-purpose cleaner/deodorizer for your home – the choice is yours.
Citronella Essential Oil Benefits:
Citronella is a household staple for many veteran essential oil users due to it’s fresh scent, ability to keep those pesky bugs at bay when enjoying time outside, when applied topically it can help to soothe skin, and is a natural deodorizer.